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Fallujahgrunt

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Another too good to be true deal….

 

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Had a friend ask for guidance on picking up a P7 that he felt uneasy about.
I had him to ask for a very specific picture, like the pistol sitting on the left front burner of his stove, or put it in the bottom of a pot. Something that couldn’t just be harvested from the Internet.
The seller declined and I saved my buddy a couple grand.
Though it won’t be 100% because some people suck and will rob you regardless, just another step to prove that they actually have it in hand.
 

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Yeah, I got screwed out of $145 on a Gunbroker auction, and of course their "buyer protection" bullshit doesn't cover the first $100 or above $400, nor the taxes and shipping. So I just cancelled 3 auctions I had running there (which cost them FAR more in lost fees revenue) so I may be listing some of it here or other forums, IF I can figure out a reasonably safe way to do so. And yes; I have a sneaking suspicion that this is some sort of anti-gun activists or maybe even the .gov behind some of this spoofing crap. Anything they can do to be a pain in the ass.
 

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If you don’t know the seller, or you think there may be something weird, go ahead and post “I’ll take it.”

Then do SOME due diligence to make sure the deal is legit.

Ask them to let you call them. Or do the pic with piece of paper with your name on it next to the item.

Back out if they won’t cooperate.

It’s CRAZY to just fire-off several hundred unrecoverable dollars to someone without doing SOME due diligence first.

Assume you can trust NOBODY here.
Just an idea- could the mods tell the difference between these hacked accounts and the real ones? If so, maybe once a week or so, let those getting ready to sell and/or buy something here both contact the mod and get the "password" that is NOT to be shared on the board, and then both buyer and seller contact each other by phone or email or some other means to confirm they are both legit? Kind of like an IFF friend/foe code, that changes up often enough to keep it limited where someone who hacks an account cannot access it; only the registered members and only by going through the mod (or someone who has access to confirm who is real or not)? Or maybe something along those lines?
 

ce

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Good song, but did that end up being a scam or a good sale? I did just change my password & add the 2nd step. It sucks that we can no longer trust well known members that aren't regulars. The G1 sale got me already. My first real scam that I recall (in current memory) since a less than $20 ebay hacked account that I purchased years ago.

The big one that got me was right after Sarco changed their website. I didn't use my debit card often then & it happened that night. Had to get a new card but didn't lose anything.
 

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Yeah, that deal went down real good, and it was the way things were done for a while, people sending each other free parts and everyone had honor and dignity.
I guess it's a bygone era now that everyone demands dickpix with every purchase, and a brazilian angles of pics of a magazine or a gas tube, and a microscopic colonoscopy of somebody's smoothbore.

Here's another one that was so cool to be involved in.
Things went awry and astray, and then a long way, but what a cool deal and a cool buyer. I asked for extra shipping and he paid it no problem, so I sent him a bonus.
It was awesome, and now looking back, he got a great deal and totally appreciated it.




 

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If they made ce in Christmas-stocking size, every kid would want one.

Making sitting on laps of fat seasonal workers great again!

Ho, ho, hoe!!!
 

7.62mm_NATO

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If you don’t know the seller, or you think there may be something weird, go ahead and post “I’ll take it.”

Then do SOME due diligence to make sure the deal is legit.

Ask them to let you call them. Or do the pic with piece of paper with your name on it next to the item.

Back out if they won’t cooperate.

It’s CRAZY to just fire-off several hundred unrecoverable dollars to someone without doing SOME due diligence first.

Assume you can trust NOBODY here.
Yep, this philosophy also applies to scumbag Buyers.
 

peter-paul

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I work in cyber security full time, professionally. In addition, I was a penetration tester (hacker) for a good period of my career. I'm willing to do a Zoom call/class with members to talk about best practices, and to help them set up password managers on their devices. If there is interest, feel free to P.M. me.

I'm happy to talk about how credential-stuffing works and how to eliminate the threat of it.

I'm also happy to answer general security questions like how does 2-step verification work, why do I get warnings about website certificates, etc.
 
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